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The Steamie

Last updated: 10.57am, Thursday 19th September 2013 by

On Wednesday 11th September the Hansel Laundry turned back time with their take on the Glasgow Steamie!

Customers grabbed a bargain with laundry at 1960s prices and joined in the fun laid on by the Laundry and Employments Services teams.

There was a wonderfully decorated tearoom serving delicious home baking , tours of the Laundry and the Baird Centre, music of the era, raffles and tombola. Ella and Nan, from the Ayr Fort Players, put on a fantastically funny sketch from the Steamie to open the event and all the staff got in the mood when they dressed up in their own Steamie costumes! The fortune tellers were also remarkably popular and, it was reported, remarkably accurate!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this 50th Anniversary Celebration and to all the staff, friends, family and volunteers who made the event a success. Over £800 was raised, which was a lot of money in the 60s!